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durative

[ door-uh-tiv, dyoor- ]
/ ˈdʊər ə tɪv, ˈdyʊər- /
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adjective Grammar.

noting or pertaining to a verb aspect expressing incomplete or continued action. Beat and walk are durative in contrast to strike and step.

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Origin of durative

First recorded in 1885–90; durat(ion) + -ive
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British Dictionary definitions for durative

durative
/ (ˈdjʊərətɪv) grammar /

adjective

denoting an aspect of verbs that includes the imperfective and the progressive

noun

  1. the durative aspect of a verb
  2. a verb in this aspect
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